calyx

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  • At any stage they are mostly calyx, but in fruit this part is much expanded. Cited from Wild Flowers, by Neltje Blanchan
  • First, look at the outside green covering, which we call the calyx. Cited from The Fairy-Land Of Science, by Arabella B. Buckley
  • They web the leaves of their host plant and feed in the calyx.
  • At first a brown spot, near the calyx, appears on the fruit.
  • The flowers are held by a calyx which makes it firm and thick.
  • The cup-shaped calyx is very small and consists of two bands of five plates.
  • The pale green calyces are about the same length as the flower.
  • It has highly divided bright green leaves and yellow flowers contained in an elongated calyx.
  • The calyx is a bright brown colour, rather large and bell-shaped. Cited from Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers, by John Wood
  • It is typically tall, has narrow leaves, and a large calyx.
  • They feed on the seeds of their host plant from inside a case constructed from the calyxes.
  • The wine colored calyx remains long after the flower has dropped its petals.
  • The calyx is a dull orange color and divided into five parts.
  • Pink flowers with red calyces are produced in late summer and autumn.
  • The petals are pale yellow in color while the calyx can be green to red.
  • Work your flowers and leaves from the point, never from the calyx or stalk. Cited from Encyclopedia of Needlework, by Therese de Dillmont
  • This variety produces numerous small flowers from the margin of the calyx of the large central flowers. Cited from The Field and Garden Vegetables of America, by Fearing Burr
  • It has pointed gray-green fruit with cup-shaped outer leaves (calyces) for protection.
  • Nature puts some kind of blossom before every fruit, not simply a calyx behind it. Cited from A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
  • Other important new mammalian preparations are now available for such studies such as the calyx of Held.
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Meaning of calyx

  • noun (botany) the whorl of sepals of a flower collectively forming the outer floral envelope or layer of the perianth enclosing and supporting the developing bud; usually green